Sloppy Cuckoo Trail Run

Philadelphia, PA

13.1 M & 1/4 Marathon
New in 2015 , Trail Marathon !!!

Pennypack Park, Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, October 11th 2015   Limit 500 Runners

Supports Friends of Pennypack Park in memory of Walter Grund
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New Date , Oct 11th due to Pope visit on the original date!!!!.
The cuckoo bird is known for laying its eggs in the nests of other birds. He doesn’t even bother breeding its eggs. Is it just lazy, or is its own place too sloppy to raise little cuckoos? Well, we are somewhat imitating that behavior, by putting our trail race within the city limits of Philadelphia. Certainly a place, where one may think a trail race does not belong.

The Sloppy Cuckoo Half is completely run off public roads and features about 11 Miles of trail and a little more than 2 Miles on a paved bike trail at Pennypack Park in Philadelphia. Gorgeous course along the Pennypack creek. This course is considered easy by trail runner standards, and therefore offers a perfect opportunity for road runners to explore the world of trail running.

However runners from South Jersey might still find it to be rather hilly and difficult. There will be rocks, roots, trees to climb over, creek crossings, horse poop, sand & if it rains the week before the race, certainly some mud. So leave your pink Nikes at home, don’t be a girlieman. You will be supported by 3 aid stations (carry a bottle) , including the Oktoberfest aid station (german carohydrates served by the St. Pauli girls).Post race spread will be setup by 2 professional chefs (Thekla Grund – former owner of the Old Brauhaus & Linda Weiss, reason #67 why Oprah’s weight is yo-yoing, I did not make this up) at the post race festivities. “UberHans”, the worlds toughest accordion player will entertain you.

If you are not fast enough to win an age group award, dress up. We will reward the best/funniest outfits (must be somewhat cuckoo).Or find one of the hidden    cuckoo eggs along the race course to win cool prizes.

  single track
Category:

Marathon, 1/2 Marathon , Uber10K(6.55 Miles -- 1/4 Marathon)


Start Time:

Marathon & 1/2 Marathon 8:00 AM
Uber10K 10:00AM


Start/Finish: 

Pine Road Entry at Pennypack Park, Pine Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111


2015 Fees: 

$45 till 9/14  $50 after for the Half
$35 till 9/14  $40 after for the Uber10K
$55 till 9/14  $60 after for the Full Marathon

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For more info and to register for the 12 hour challenge go to www.uberendurancesports.com/sloppycuckoo12h.html

Philly Triple

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Refund policy:

Till 9/14/2015:
Mail us a stamped self-addressed envelope to receive a refund minus $5 to:
UES, c/o SloppyRF, 2137 Old Lancaster Pike, Reinholds, PA 17569
after 9/14/15:
all entries are final (RD allows bib transfers up to 1 week prior, must email RD to approve and finalize bib transfer


Awards:

To stay with the cuckoo theme, every finisher of the full and half-marathon will receive a Black Forest cuckoo wistle on a ribbon as a finisher award.

finisher award

1st & 2nd overall , Winner Masters (age 40+)  male and female


Top 5 in age groups: 20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,Top 3 19 and under, 60+  

We have placed the order for the age group awards. These unique awards come from the Black Forest of  Germany.  They are german weather houses. They can predict future weather  pretty much as reliable as "Glen Hurrican Schwarz" . Here is how they work:              There is a gut string inside which reacts to all changes in air humidity. Depending on wether the air is dry or humid, the gut string changes it's position and twists more or less, so that the female turns outside when it is dry (predicting nice weather) and the male, when it is humid. We will have a couple extra for the cuckoo egg hunt.
weather house


Time Limit:

Half Marathon: 6 Hours 30 Minutes, walker friendly. This race is the next step up from races like the Broadstreet run or the Philadelphia Distance run in terms of effort needed to complete.It is considered easy by trail runner standards, but is significantely more difficult than a flat road half marathon due to more difficult footing and elevation.

Marathon: 6 Hours 30 Minutes. Cutoff at mile 14 ( before you start the 2nd loop) 3 hours and 15 minutes.

rocky climb

Temperatures:
 The average temp at the start is in the  60ies. Average high at noon is about 70. The course is mostly  shaded.
   
Timing:
The 2015 edition of this race will be chiptimed.

Aid Stations:
Aid Stations are about 3-4 Miles apart and are staffed by local trail runners. Trail runners usually carry a bottle to keep hydrated between aidstations. Gatorade and water will be available at all the aidstation.

Oktoberfest Aidstations (at Mile 3 and 10):
This aid station will feature german carbohydrates, pretzels ...  served by the St. Pauli girls. If you decide your PR is not gonna happen today, take a break right there and enjoy the view.

St Pauli Girls

    
Course:
Along the Pennypack Creek within the limits of Pennypack park. Same improved course we used in 2014 ( in my opinion uses the best trails at PPP). Instead of the 2 loop course new course resembles a figure 8. It's pretty nice , that you run miles and miles within the city limits of Philadelphia without seeing a house or a car at all.


Post Race Party:

Starts around 11AM. We will award the most sloppy/funniest costume and hand out the prizes for the cuckoo egg hunt and of course present awards to the fastest runners.

  

creekcrossing


When & Where

Oct 11, 2015

Sunday

7:30 AM

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